More pictures of the all-new Volvo V40 have leaked out - including the first interior shots.
The pictures show that the V40 borrows styling cues from Volvo XC60 SUV, most notably the new car’s front and rear light cluster designs. The profile of the five-door hatch also apes that of the SUV, albeit scaled down.
The V40 is tipped to be the first car to get Volvo’s new range of modular four-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engines, which will be no greater than 2.0 litres in capacity.
Autocar understands the car will be marketed at young, active families and will be a premium product within the VW Golf class. Such billing will also appeal to the North American market, which Volvo is keen to expand in further.
Due to be launched officially at the Geneva motor show in March, the new V40 will be joined by a baby SUV, dubbed the XC40. The V40 is set to replace both the S40 and V50 in Volvo’s line-up, but the future of the three-door C30 is less clear.